Skin of Color NYC - (212) 644-6454 - Knowing How to Treat Ethnic Skin - New York, NY


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  • Skin cancer
  • Anyone, regardless of skin color or ethnicity, can develop skin cancer, so it is important to practice sun safety. 
  • Until recently, laser hair removal was not an option for people with darker skin because the lasers caused side effects like blistering, changes in skin pigment and scarring. 
  • If skin disorders are not diagnosed and treated properly, the initial lesions can become darker as they heal and the darker spots can last for years in some cases. 
  • Scarring Keloid and hypertrophic scars are common in people with skin of color because the skin often does not heal properly after trauma (e.g., cuts, surgical incisions or burns). 
  • Pseudofolliculitis barbae A common condition of the cheeks, chin and necks of men and women of color, especially African-Americans and Hispanics.



  • it is an advantage  that skin of color provides intrinsic protection, but we only mentioned SPF which protects against UVB rays, so if you have skin of color, you still need to apply sun screen every day to protect you from the harmful sun rays.
  • The most important and most obviously advantage is the natural sun protection, for example, medium-toned African-American skin has a natural built-in SPF of 15, this is a result of the increased melanin in African-American skin. 
  • This means less skin cancers and less, photodamaged skin. 
  • However, there is one very deadly type of skin cancer that's much more common in African-Americans and that's a type of melanoma called acral lentiginous melanoma. 
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